Holy Moly - Petit Verdot 2016

Released: June 2019

Bouquet: Chocolate, dark and red berries, plum and cola.
Palate: Dark berry and chocolate.
Food Pairings: Roasted beef, wild game or any mushroom dishes.

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Harvest Notes

The 2016 growing season jumped off to a fast start and it was all the vineyard team could do to keep up with the rapidly growing vines. Thankfully, the season steadied with a cooler July, allowing for a longer hang time on the grapes that allowed flavours to develop while maintaining natural acidity in the fruit. The Petit Verdot was sourced from the Lloyd Vineyard (71%) managed by the Dhaliwal Brothers, the Iqbal Vineyard (25%) and the Ashe Vineyard (4%).


Winemaking

In mid-fall each Petit Verdot vineyard was hand harvested at the optimal fruit balance of sugar, acidity and tannic ripeness. Uncrushed, fruit was transferred to tanks for a 5-7 day cold soak prior to fermentation. Pumpovers were uniquely managed depending on fermentation stage. After 18-21 days on skins, the tanks were drained to oak barrels (40% French and 60% American) for malolactic fermentation. Of 10 barrels, 40% was new with the balance being third fill. After 14 months, it was racked to tank for blending and returned to barrel for 6 month then racked to tank for bottling unfined and unfiltered.

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Vintage Award Competition
2015 Gold BC Wine Awards 2017
2014 Best of Varietal BC Best of Varietal 2017
2014 Double Gold All Canadian Wine Championships 2017
2014 Gold BC Wine Awards 2016
2014 Silver National Wine Awards of Canada 2017
2013 Best of Varietal BC Best of Varietal 2016
2013 Silver All Canadian Wine Championships 2016
2013 Bronze Intervin International Wine Awards 2016
2012 Winner The Lieutenant Governor's Award for Excellence in British Columbia Wines 2015
2012 Gold All Canadian Wine Championships 2015
2011 Honours Intervin International Wine Awards 2014
2010 Winner Intervin International Wine Awards 2013
2010 Other The Lieutenant Governor's Award for Excellence in British Columbia Wines 2013
2010 Bronze National Wine Awards of Canada 2013